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Respite Centre open in Moe

A community respite centre is now open in Moe for LatrobeValley residents to seek temporary respite from the smoky conditions caused by the Morwell open-cut fire.

[updated: 12.30pm 20 Feb]

The centre is an initiative of the Victorian Department of Human Services, in conjunction with Latrobe City Council.

The centre is operating inside the MoeTown Hall, Albert Street, Moe from 9am – 7pm daily, subject to local demand.

The centre offers a cool air conditioned space where any resident or visitor can take a break away from the smoky conditions.

Representatives from the following organisations are on hand to offer information and support:

  • Latrobe City Council
  • Red Cross
  • Victorian Council of Churches
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
  • Department of Health
  • Victoria’s fire services

Public transport is available to the centre via Latrobe Valley Bus Lines, with a bus stop directly outside the venue.

There is also a V/Line station in Moe, which is a short walk from the MoeTown Hall.

The community respite centre offers tea, coffee and biscuits, and current information on the fire situation – including health and environmental fact sheets.

The centre’s opening and closing times may vary over coming days, depending on the demand – so residents are urged to contact the Department of Human Services’ Traralgon office (during business hours) for the most current information on (03) 5177 2500.

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Last Updated: 20 February 2014